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Link Love: The Fashion Week Edition

There may not be a San Francisco Fashion Week to boast about, but that doesn't mean we're not all keeping close tabs on the New York tents. Just in time for the weekend, here's some reading to keep you up to speed on all the fabulous goings on.

Fashion Week wouldn't be complete without a little PETA party crashing. Check out this Pamela Anderson anti-fur TV ad that was a little too risqué to run on CNN's Airport Network, courtesy of StyleList.

Tonight: The September Issue, A Glass of Rosé and Popcorn

The September Issue—the documentary about the making of Vogue’s biggest fashion issue ever in 2007, a four-pound tome that couldn’t be squeezed into a mailbox—debuts this weekend. Although tonight is the SF premiere, the film’s already been showing in NYC, timed well with Fashion Week. The movie’s release also has a darker sense of timing—magazines across the country are in trouble and being forced to reinvent themselves. Even Conde Nast, which has always remained mythically golden, has been in the spotlight, as McKinsey & Company has been called in to survey the wreckage.

What's the Deal: Dollhouse Bettie, Heidi Says, 5733, Chrome and More...

What's your deal? Here are ours:

Heidi Says: An Alice + Olivia trunk show takes place at this Pacific Heights go-to on Saturday and Sunday. During the event, you’ll save 10 percent on Alice + Olivia purchases and receive either a scarf or bracelet as a free gift with Alice + Olivia purchases.

Dollhouse Bettie: Need a little va-va-voom in the underwear department? Check this Haight Street lingerie boutique’s ample assortment of retro and vintage-inspired bras, panties and accessories on sale right now.

Link Love: Spiked Corsets, FashionTweek and Heidi Klum’s Derrière

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Agent Provocateur takes S&M to the next level with their haute couture spiked metal corset priced at $4,900 (ouch!). WSJ reports on this unique business plan that pays no mind to the recession.

Look of the Week: Indian Summer of Love

Though San Francisco's come a long way since the free-lovin' Sixties, this weekend's Power to the Peaceful Festival is the perfect time to embrace your inner flower child with free music, arts, forums and yoga, all in the name of global peace. But put away your dusty bell-bottoms because we've compiled a thoroughly modern hippie homage that will set you apart from the tie-dyed masses in Golden Gate Park:

1. Velvet Ganet Tunic Dress in soy, $86: Sure to be your go-to blank canvas for Fall, this dress is just dying to be dressed up with bold accessories and tights.

Barbie Whips Ken and More at Altered Barbie Exhibition

No, what you are witnessing is not more just-discovered imagery from 7x7.com’s impressive Cougar Convention archives, but rather an example of just how far America’s favorite 50-year-old plastic plaything is willing to go in support of the arts.

Find this behind-the-scenes take on the private lives of Barbie and Ken alongside many other such creations on view this month as part of the 7th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Exhibition.

Refill Your Empties with Organic Beauty Products at Green 11

If we were to tell you that you could procure organic beauty products for less than you can buy them off the shelf and diminish your impact on the environment at the same time, you’d probably want in.

Link Love: Cheap Beauty Indulgences, Easy DIY and Kristin Davis Has A Clothing Line?

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Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Kristin Davis? Stylelist reports on the TV stars that will show at NY Fashion Week, leaving us speechless.

The Frisky counters HuffPo's 'Beauty Indulgences' post with the wallet-friendly '5 Beauty Products to Skimp On'.

Seven Academy of Art Students Headed to New York Fashion Week

San Francisco may no longer have a fashion week of its own, but the City by the Bay will at least be well-represented under the Bryant Park tent on Saturday, when seven recent graduates of the Academy of Art present Spring 2010 womenswear collections during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.

A few things you need to know about each:

Amanda Cleary: Inspired by packaging, this MFA Fashion Design student and native Californian incorporated box tab and cut out detailing into her collection.

Link Love: Leibovitz Down on Her Luck, Pelosi's Hairstyling Hopes and More...

Our love for linkage labors on…

Talk about hugging deadlines. As Style List notes, Annie Leibovitz reportedly has until tomorrow to pay back $24 million in loans or risk forfeiting the copyrights to her entire collection of iconic photographs.

If you don’t already know Dallas-based shoe designer Rocio Ildemaro, start now. The W Editors' Blog insists.

Only in San Francisco highlights local walking tours that focus on shopping.

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